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Jan 3, 2010 11:00am EST
and make it better. could this be the glory year when barack obama proves the great american president pushing through health care, rallying the economy, getting things straight in afghanistan and getting free from iraq. chris: hi, i'm chris matthews. happy new year. katty kay is a bbc and washington correspondent. dan rather is global correspondent, john harris, is et tor in chief of the politico. helene cooper, white house correspondent. john, you came up with seven story lines that obama's critics are starting to push. avoiding those stories could well be his new year's resolution. giving the critics a storyline that he's playing with monopoly game. >> another story line looks like he's yielding to nancy pelosi. looks like he's more interested of being president of the world? critic bill crystal says this -- >> obama is making us weaker. he tries to placate adversaries. >> this idea that he's somehow a global blowny guy. not too much of a good old yankee american. >> what he has chosen to emphasize in the early going has led to that perception. there's no doubt by favoring the wall
Jan 31, 2010 6:30am EST
that was -- the anniversary of president barack obama's historic election. did washington put the brakes on the candidate of change? a special roundtable up next. >> when 10% of your population isn't working, that's a real problem. he's got to address that, find a way to explain to the americans that this is what i'm doing to put you back to work. ♪ our world ♪ our world ♪ our world >>> hello, everyone. it's been a little over one year since the historic election of president barack obama. today we're going to look in-depth at how the candidate of change has dealt with the issues he addressed on the campaign trail. election night, 2008, was an emotional and historical moment. but for president obama, it was short-lived. the new commander in chief would face an uphill battle to get the country out of recession. the obama administration also inherited two wars. on the domestic front, automotive, financial and housing sector bailouts and the stimulus package were implemented to try and stabilize a teetering economy. >> today does mark the beginning of the end. the beginning of what we need to do to cr
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Jan 14, 2010 12:00am EST
scheduled trip to australia in order to deal with the crisis. president barack obama has been closely monitoring this situation from the white house. he cancelled an energy jobs event that had previously been scheduled and instead spoblg on the phone with a number of world leaders including secretary general of the un. we're going to continue to update you as new details become available on the very frajic situation that is unfolding in haiti tonight. now, meanwhile all eyes on the senate race in massachusetts. democrats scramble to save their super majority the race has democrats acting desperate. last night the weekly standard's john mccormick was shoved to the ground by a democratic operative after asking this simple question. >> there are no terrorists in afghanistan, you stand by that? >> did someone else have a question? >> the operative can be seen on the right coke sli on the left. standing by, watching this situation unfold and doing nothing. and meehan saying quote, last evening i was a little too aggressive trying to help the attorney general get to her car and catch a flig
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Jan 13, 2010 9:00pm EST
to be she ran a horrible campaign it has nothing to do with barack obama. when the democratic party is in a fight for its life in massachusetts for ted kennedy's old seat it is indicative, is it not of the mood of the country -- >> people are now going to vote for change what we saw in the obama campaign what he won on now they are going to vote for change. voters are looking at numbers. unemployment 10%, government spending going through the roof. now they want change in massachusetts they are going to vote in a republican. >> part of it is they are very dissatisfied with their democratic governor. when romney left he wasn't popular. a poll in the last 12 months show most will have him back. >> sean: duvall patrick's numbers are in the tank. >> he was the first guy to run on hope and change. >> sean: they didn't get that there either. appreciate it. >> prominent scientists making predictions about the climate and bringing term news for al gore. that story and more. jerry thompson, juan williams, michelle malkin, straight ed. -- straight ahead. i work for a global leader that is gui
Jan 10, 2010 10:30am EST
the senate majority leader survive an insensitive remark about barack obama's race? a new book suggests that senate majority leader harry reid fought thought barack obama's candidacy would be helped because he was, quote, light skinned and had no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. at a time when democrats are already having their problems, what will be the impact of that? and the president tells the intelligence bureaucracy to shape up after the near catastrophe on the flight to detroit. where does the war on terror go from here? those are the questions for dianne feinstein, the democratic chairman of the senate intelligence committee, and peter hoekstra, the ranking republican on the house intelligence committee. we'll bring in peter baker of the "new york times" and our chief legal correspondent jan crawford for analysis. and i'll have a final word on man's best teacher. dogs. but first trouble in the senate and the war on terror. on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washin
Jan 17, 2010 12:00pm EST
. hillary clinton upset barack obama at that point. a lot of people thought she won, because people liked her. there was empathy and she showed weakness in terms of her emotions. the clintons apparently read that differently. they said we beat this guy because we went for the jugular and we're going to do it again. >> the mind-set was a reluctance to allow her sensitive side to be seen, in part because remember she had been first lady and although not the softness of first ladies, that east wing influence when you're talking about the first woman president was uncomfortable if them when they wanted to portray her as tough enough for the job. to allow her to be seen as a softer figure they didn't think was politically helpful. they look back now and see it differently. they thought being tough was the way to undercut what was an upstart. >> the book says bill clinton only said all great contests are head games. that was his term. he was trike trying to quoke obama. here's an example. here's a well known moment. >> jackson won twice. he ran a good campaign and obama has run a good campaign.
Jan 23, 2010 7:30pm EST
're talking about mainstream democrats, bill clinton, hillary clinton democrats, these are not barack obama democrats. what mainstream democrats are looking at here is a president and a congress taking their party along with the country off the cliff. that's why you've got responsible democrats saying you've got to throw the brakes at him. >> the democrats pulled out their big gun, barack obama, to save cockley. is this an embarrassment? >> sure it is. it's the third time he's gone to campaign for two governors and a senate candidate. this is gloat time for the republicans only that they were able to take a seat that the democrats had for 46 years in the late senator ted kennedy, but where they still have a problem, they don't have a platform. they don't have issues that they have for. populous anger just -- >> you are wrong. >> pat, if -- [ all talking at once ] >> let me seed your point. you're right. republicans don't have any agenda, but for 2010, you don't need it. you can run against the democrats, against obama, and that is a winning thing. you know what? the white folk -- >> the wi
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Jan 11, 2010 9:00pm EST
is quoted saying to ted kennedy, a few years ago, talking about barack obama, he would be getting us coffee. >> why hasn't the civil rights leaders condemned bill clinton, as well as harry reid? because they are embed the democratic party. -- embedded with the democratic party. bill clinton's remarks were just as racial idiotic if not more so than harry reid. >> sean here's the bottom line they are asking us to defer to bill clinton's record or h 's record that's not the issue. the issue is what they said and whether they should be held accountable. >> what did you want bill clinton to resign from? >> i'm not saying i want bill clinton to resign from anything. i'm saying you have to hold people accountable for what they say. >> how do you want to hold bill clinton accountable? >> you tell me! >> other than to say to bill clinton -- >> bill clinton is not in office. >> he's a former president and major public speaker. he considers himself america's first african-american president. >> i never said that hold on, i've never said that. and i was always offended by people calling him the first b
Jan 27, 2010 1:00pm EST
, what seems to be one way to interpret the poll is this. the public's not yet blaming barack obama for being part of the washington mess. however, they could start blaming him if he doesn't do what they believe they elected him to do which is to come here and change how this place works. they don't -- they are not confident yet that he's the right set of goals and policies. they have issues with him on the policy front. it doesn't seem he's doing enough. that sort of message. that's one of the things that this white house agrees with the public. they know that perceptionwise, doesn't like like they focus on the issue americans care about, jobs. doesn't look like there has been enough of change. it looks like they played within the system when the public thinks the system is broken. >> kelly o'don't the same message clearly that democrats and republicans are hearing on capitol hill. >> if i could share a couple of details that i say are indicative of the mood for tonight. among republicans first. i have been told that there has been a quiet, gentle reminder the president will be a g
Jan 23, 2010 2:00am EST
has been declared a repudiation of barack obama and a resurrection for republicans. but i checked just before this broadcast, and democrats still controlled the white house, still had a 78-vote majority in the house and 59 of the 100 members of the senate. but from all the spin this weekr you could imagine there had been a coup in our nations capitol a tea party to beat all tea parties. no doubt about it, the pundits said, people have spoken-- 100,000 of them, at least-- and america is red again.ñr listen to the right's partisan boom box: >> republicans are starting to go where no republicans have gone before-- places, strange places, for republicans-- like new jersey, and possibly now massachusetts. >> tonight everything-- yes, everything-- is turned upside down. the political impossible has happened. >> this was a center-right country, even in massachusetts, repudiating a left agenda. this is not rocket science. >> moyers: but let's get another take on the news from two avowed progressives known for their candor and clarity. melissa harris-lacewell is an associate professor of polit
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Jan 23, 2010 9:00pm EST
>>> the next senator from the state of illinois, barack obama! [ applause ] >>> the tonight is a particular honor for me because let's face it, my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. i believe that we have a right to wind at our back and that as we stand on the cross roads of history this country will reclaim its promise and out of this long political darkness a brighter day will come. thank you very much everybody. god bless you. >> in case you might have been wondering why it is that state senator barack obama of illinois is considered a very promising young figure in the democratic party, i think this speech has probably told you very clearly why. that is our purpose here today. that is why i'm in this race. not just to hold an office but to gather with you, to transform a nation. we will restore science to its rightful place and wield technologies wonders to raise healthcare quality and lower its cost. we will harness the sun and winds and soil to fuel our cars and run our factories and transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a n
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Jan 11, 2010 8:00pm EST
it comment that barack obama was a legitimate presidential contender because he doesn't speak in negro dialect and his skin is light color. the democratic party rallied around reid and president obama accepted his apology. it as provocative statement and i believe it demeans president obama and african americans in general. negro dialect. imagine if rush limbaugh had said that, or me? >> whirling around in the political arena, again, we will see sarah palin right near tomorrow night. trent lott made an off hand remark saying that senator strom thurman would have made a good president. thurman, of course, was a segregationist. it is stated the party has forgiven harry reid for his jif hand remark and some say that is blatant hypocrisy. brit hume in washington. is blatant hypochris is? >> some of that in the sense that the republicans find the political atmosphere far less forgiving if they make a political comment on race than if democrats and liberals do this. they consider themselves to be friends of african americans and supporters of their aspirations and they think republicans are
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Jan 9, 2010 3:00pm EST
. maurice, you voted for barack obama. >> yes, i did. glenn: but you think we're headed towards socialism? >> in some ways. >> am i the only one up here who did not vote for barack obama? how can this happen? ok. glenn: i have to say, i'm reading -- i don't know if anybody has read this book yet "america's prophets." it is actually about moses. it's fantastic. i'm not done with t just last night, i was about halfway through, and it talks about the underground railroad, and i have to tell you the african-american experience is overwhelming, just overwhelming, and i think if the roles were reversed and i saw the first white guy to be president, even if i disagreed with him, unless i thought he was the anti-christ, i might go you know what, i want the guy to win, just let's break that barrier. i think there is something to be said for that. >> but, glenn -- sorry. apparently not. i didn't vote for barack obama just because he was an african-american. glenn: sure. >> i voted for barack obama because i felt he was the best candidate that was running and the issues that he was running on, which
Jan 12, 2010 12:00am EST
encourage her to run against barack obama. >>> and morgan freeman takes on roles to tackle the old american role of race relations. can't we get along? the star will be here to knight. >>> also, what did bill clinton say about barack obama that so bothered ted kennedy. >> and what about b-rod, what did he mean when he said blacker than barack obama. >>> we start with senate majority leader harry reid's comments. we have harry ford, and qua kwa mfume. i want you to hear what harry reid had to say. >> i am very proud of the fact that i can still remember the meeting that took place in my office with senator barack obama telling him they think that you will be elekted president. i am sure there are others, but he was surprised that the other democratic leader was calling him over to be president. i have apologized to the president and apologized to everyone in the sound of my voice that i could have used a better choice of words. >> congressman, what is your reaction to this from the beginning of the day to tend of the day? your reaction? >> the president has accepted his apology and the colle
Jan 24, 2010 10:00am EST
surprise people a lot. i'm worth reading and watching, chris. >> first of all, barack obama had one mandate and that was to not be george w. bush. and he should have known from the clintons that any time you attack the left you go in the hole. he was elected by all of these republicans and liberalists because he was going to be a centrist leader and projected it on the campaign. chris: on things like health care didn't he have to do it? >> he didn't promise a 2,000 page bill nobody can comprehend. chris: the captain of the ship, this state of the union, he will be our captain and has to tell us what the course will be, is it left, center-left, where do you aim the country? >> where do you put jobs on the spectrum because that's what we'll hear about. we'll hear about jobsnd the deficit. he wants to convey an image of being serious about the deficit. they know that's what independents are very concerned about. he'll talk about health care. but they're in a real conundrum right now. you talk to senior aides and they don't know how this will end. can the bill pass the senate bill as-is and the
Jan 12, 2010 1:00am EST
that are coming back to haunt senator harry reid. what he says two years ago about then senator barack obama and why some are calling for his resignation. we'll talk to the authors of the new book. that revealed what reid said. >>> plus, the secrets of the presidential campaign. authors reveal what you did not know was happening behind the scenes of hillary clinton's campaign and why she had a war-room within a war-room to deal with her husband. >>> we're on the trail of terror. tracking the christmas bomber. take you to yemen to meet the father of the radical cleric who may have encouraged the attempted attack and may have encouraged the ft. hood shooter. as well. >>> the new book about the 2008 presidential race shaking up washington has some calling for senate majority leader harry reid to resign. the book is "game change" by veteran political reporters mark halperin and john heilemann. my interview with them in a moment. take a look at these remarks senator reid made in 2008. the authors quote reid saying he believed obama could succeed as a black presidential candidate partly because of
Jan 18, 2010 6:00pm EST
a second term but were not loyal enough to give barack obama is second year with the majority? massachusetts, that means you just saw who represented you for 46 years. do you really want his successor to be a dick cheney disciple? part of the problem for the democrats is feeding strong candidates with this turnover as far as age is concerned. you've got a long time for weak at the bench right now. they never had to have one. the bottom line is, in this special election, this has national consequences if scott brown wins this, why not show up at the polls? why not want to help the republicans do this? they haven't done anything to earn this at all. i feel this is all about turnout and i also like the fact that the republicans are coming after me. i even made the hit list. i wish i was number one on the gop list. football polls, they scale them every week. is that going to stay that way or do i get a chance to move up to number one? i'm wearing that as a badge of honor. and i'm going to keep telling the truth about these people. if scott brown wins tomorrow, he will work against
Jan 13, 2010 1:00pm EST
about barack obama when he was trying to praise obama and suggest that it was a good reason why barack obama had the chance to be the first african-american elected except you didn't use that terminology. here is what palin had to say. >> i come from a very diverse state. my familiar sly diverse. a lot of us don't think along those lines that somebody's skin tone would be criteria for qualification for the presidency. his thinking and his articulating of that thought was -- is quite perplexing. >> you had a lot of time to think, as you listen to all of the -- explosive commentary, pro and con, about harry reid. some african-americans supporting him and some criticizing him. republicans jumping all over him. some not. some backing off of what michael steele had to say. where do you come down, harry reid's intent? you were there. you know what he had to say. >> well, andrea, to be clear, to go back to what i said before. we are not saying who we interviewed for the books. i'm not confirming it implicit in your question we interviewed harry reid for that book. we do know what his feelings
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Jan 1, 2010 11:00pm EST
beautiful. >> the light bulbs behind barack obama were not green. they gave bush a little credit. he might call bush and asking to come over. it looks like barack is letting it go a little bit. bill: it is halloween and miller is in the building. >> why i am here is important business. i came in to do some lobbying to try to get the macy's people to put the bill o'reilly below and i have designed into this year's parade, and you protect the underdog balloon. >> there is no need to fear. underdog is here. bill: the macy's thanksgiving parade, "the factor" balloon. i am there. >> protecting the underdog. bill: i like the miller balloon. you have an obsession with paula abdul. she is leaving "american idol." >> she will end up on an -- on another number 1-ranked show. here is the downside. we had to traitor to north korea for the two girls because kim jong il's fancying himself a broadway singer. they think she is the only judge sympathetic enough to go over there and tell him he has a future. >> you are one of a kind. >> that is why we got the girls. we treated her to p'yongyang. bill: you n
Jan 24, 2010 10:30am EST
are calling barack obama 2.0, the populist crusader? >> i would be happy to sit down with you or anyone. i travelled with the president across the country for two years. i heard all of his speeches. the element -- what he said in ohio on friday is consistent with what he's been saying for two years. we have to make the economy work for all americans, not just for a fortunate few. we have to make sure that work pace. people who work hard and meet responsibilities can get ahead. we have to insist on responsibility from institutions on wall street or in washington. we have to push back on special interests, push back on partisan ship. meet the problems that are important in people's lives. that's what he has been saying, really, since 2004 when he spoke at the national convention. i think that, you know in washington, people look for signs, cues, for their script to say, this is obama 22.0. this is obama, the obama that ran for president. the hunger for that kind of leadership is still very strong. >> all right. we'll hear if the president on wednesday night, the bully pulpit at the state of
Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
the revelations in the new book "game change" is nevada senator harry reid's curious comment about barack obama being light-skinned, and talking with no negro dialect. my question is this, what's the focus here? what's hot here? what he said, who said it, how it was said? reid responded this afternoon to the storm of criticism he's received and we'll get to it right at the top of the show. beyond reid, some of the best stuff in the new book involves hillary clinton. why did so many u.s. senators publicly support her while quietly in the back room encourage barack obama to run against her. from "driving miss dazy," morgan freeman takes on the challenge of race relations. can't we just get along? the star will be here tonight. also, what did bill clinton say about candidate obama that so bothered ted kennedy? and finally, b-rod. what did he mean when he said he's blacker than barack obama? that's in the "hardball" "sideshow" tonight. >>> let's start with harry reid's comments. and the chairman of the naacp. gentlemen, thank you for joining me. i want you to watch right now what harry reid had to
Jan 23, 2010 7:00pm EST
at the heart of kabul. there is a political shock for barack obama. the state senate seat lost to the republicans is threatening the health reform. at least the president can still count on german theater lovers. the german musical troupe crowds in frankfurt. hello and welcome to a review of the major news stories seen on "bbc world news" over the last seven days. this week saw a massive international effort to alleviate the suffering of the victims of the earquake in haiti. president obama was joined by former presidents clinton and bush outside the oval office where they pledged that the united states would help to rebuild haiti. >> it will be difficult. it is an enormous challenge to distribute the aid safely and quickly in a place that has suffered such destruction. >> i know a lot of people want to send blankets or water, just send your cash. one thing the president and i will do is make sure the money is spent wisely. >> what these men have said is true. it is still one of the most remarkable in the places i have ever been. they can escape their history and build a better
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Jan 2, 2010 11:30pm EST
, and barack obama makes history. plus, a big tragedy in virginia, a big ripoff, and a big scandal at walter r r r r r when you have a drug or alcohol problem, your whole world stops making sense. you can get help for yourself, or a loved one and make sense of life again. for information, treatment referral... and most importantly... help, tdd: 800-487-4889. brought to you by the u.s. department of health and human services. >> let's begin this segment with a look at the top five stories of 2007. nancy pelosi becomes the first woman ever elected speaker of the house of representatives. a federal jury convicts i lewis scooter l scooter libby, former chief of staff. a shooter at virginia tech kills 32 people. a highway bridge over the miss misriver collapses during rush hour. the top media story of the year at walter reed army medical center after "the washington post" launches an investigation into the mishandling of reports of soldiers injured in iraq and afghanistan had received poor treatment there. that story was such a surprise, judy. i mean, people like to think that our soldiers at leas
Jan 24, 2010 8:30am EST
a "agenda washington", les habla mario sol, el presidente barack obama darÁ su primer mensaje. sobre el estado de la union este miércoles, su primer aÑo fue complicado ya que algunas de sus promesas de campaÑa no lograron cumplirse. <> >> luego de marcar un hito en la historia de los estados unidos, convirtiÉndose en el primer presidente de origen afroamericano, barack obama debuto en el gobierno con multiples proyectos en su mayoria de orden economico y social. en el transcurso del 2009 el presidente obama contÓ con una amplia popularidad mundial y la satisfacciÓn de haber logrado varios de sus promesas. sin embargo, otros proyectos aÚn continuan inconclusos. a poco tiempo de que la casa blanca presente los planes oficiales de la administracion obama para este aÑo 2010, se espera que entre los principales retos del presidente este la controversial reforma de salud, el fortalecimiento de la economia, la seguridad nacional y la creacion masiva de empleos. otro asunto que podria estar entre las prioridades de la administracion obama es la posibilidad de alcanzar una reforma migrat
Jan 18, 2010 12:00pm EST
of expectations that were too large for anybody to have met. the campaign that barack obama waged in 2008 was a campaign that inspired great passion and great loyalty behind his candidacy. as a result of the kind of message that he ran on, tavis, a hope and change, a lot of people believed once the bush era ended and barack obama took office, that change would happen quickly. mario cuomo always said that candidates, not a campaign and poetry, but they govern and prose. the governing process is a much more difficult process, much more elongated, and one that is designed to force compromise on almost any president. i think a lot of people, particularly some of the progressives on the left, or not ready for the compromise. they thought barack obama galt would be able to usher in a true progressive era -- they thought that barack obama would be able to usher in a true progressive era. tavis: al davis from the oakland raiders said, just win, baby. when you are running for office, you want to win, but to the point that you made, how much of these over the moon expectations can we blame the obam
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Jan 24, 2010 9:00pm EST
>> the next senator from t of illinois, bh barack obama. >> tonight is a particular hon fore for me let's face it, my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. i believe that we have a right to swing at our bat and as we stand on the crossroads of history this country will reclaim it's promise out of this long political darkness a brighter day will come. thank you very much everybody. god bless you. thank you. >> in case you might have been wondering why state senator barack obama of illinois has been considered a very promising young figure in the democratic party i think this speech has probably told you very clearly why. >> as lincoln organized the forces of raid against slavery he said this a strange discord dance and even hostile ordinance we gathered with the four winds and formed and fought the battle through. that is our purpose here today. that is why i am in this race. not just to hold an office but to gather with you to transform a nation. we will restore science to it's rightful place and technology wonders to raise healthcare quality and lower costs we will harness the
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Jan 3, 2010 9:00pm EST
voted for barack obama? >> 12. >> how many voted for john mccain. >> 12. >> split. just like america. >> not quite. actually barack obama's approval rating is falling off. we will get to that in a second. >> i was going to say we need one more obama person because he got a few more percentage points. we were saying the last few days the recession is over. you are the american people. by show of hands how many believe the recession is over? one. one individual. why do you think it's done? >> by definition the recession is over the way you define recession, by employment it's not over. >> none of you think it's over? >> we haven't created enough jobs. most of the jobs we have created are in the public sector. we need private jobs. >> why not? >> i think it's slowing down. we are not increasing jobs as much as we could. but i think that a lot of the indicators show we are getting better. >> let me ask one question on this related issue. the president said if we passed the stimulus we would face a catastrophe or a disaster. unemployment would not go above 8 percent. if we didn't pass it
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
? if he was talking about how barack obama -- >> that's the bad thing. >> we're going to talk about this in a little bit. >> look at this guest list. there is from mark halperin 'and john heilemann's new book. they are coming in today. we also have reverend al sharpton coming in, andy card, governor howard dean, john heilemann, mark halperin, mike allen, erin burnett. and andrea mitchell. you bring up a good point. some democrats were circling the wagon. what about so-and-so, when he said this? i would respond, people this is your majority leader in the united states senate, right now. in 2009. >> well -- >> and that's problematic that the guy thinks and talks that way. >> the only saving grace he has was he was speaking positively about then-senator obama, about his chances, about the good that it would do, what it would do for the country. but, still. negro dialect? >> let me explain to everybody what happened and then we can talk more. >> he was trying to be positive? what does harry reid define as -- and i'm serious here, as the negro dialect in 2009? does he believe this is ebo
Jan 11, 2010 3:00pm EST
." in the book reid claimed senator barack obama could win because he was, quote, light skinned and with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. short time ago senator reid again apologizing for his comments. he apologized over the weekend, an apology accepted by president obama. but again after much criticism from republicans who have said he should step down from his leadership position, senator reid again apologizing but going on to say for him this is a closed book. well, it is not closed for a lot of people. let's talk about where this goes from here. nbc's white house correspondent chuck todd live in washington. so you're on apology number two for senator reid. he wanted to go away, white house wants it to go away. republicans are really hitting this one. >> they are, because this is a proverbial political blood in the water and they see the opportunity to put democrats on the offensive at a time when harry reid is already in a vulnerable situation, trying to keep 60 democrats together on health care in the next couple of weeks. this hasn't been he's y, having to cut those side deals
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Jan 19, 2010 9:00pm EST
on the barack obama agenda. i think a way of working in washington which is an arrogant approach to politics in this country shutting out one party entirely that is not what barack obama promised. he has delivered something very different from what people expected. i think the people in massachusetts in the bluest of blue states are saying they don't like that they want more balance they want somebody who is a believer in the people of america not just the government of america. >> sean: i agree. i think this arrogance and i think misinterpretation of the last elections' results. if you got to bribe senators to support your health care plan and buy off unions to support your health care plan and you are not going to keep your promise to be transparent and put it on c-span it seems this is a reaction to that arrogance do you agree with that analysis? >> i do. i think a lot of people will look at the campaign issue by issue to understand why scott brown has been so successful. it is really the attitude of are call them the neomonarchists in washington who believe big government is better, sma
Jan 25, 2010 12:30pm EST
. but this is, though, a reaction against barack obama. and not a move towards the republican party. i say that as a republican. right now republicans in washington, they really haven't defined themselves, haven't defined how they will be an alternative. but these independents are moving more quickly than ever before in 2004. and with bush. in 2006 they made nancy pelosi speaker, in 2008 barack obama president and 2009 and 10 they have turned on them. but it's because barack obama in his own way has been his ideaological and tone deaf as george w. bush and dick cheney were in their own way. here you have health care, where they are just obsessed with health care. this has been the shangri-la for democrats for a quarter century. they have been looking for-- forever. and they talked about health care. they've talked about cap and trade. barack obama has been goin going-- going to talk about global warming. again, issues very, very important to us in manhattan and washington d.c. blue you-- but you --. >> how about pensacola, florida. >> forget pencea, florida. how about boston, massachusetts
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